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  1. Penny Sadler
    June 6, 2017
    I have long wanted to visit this tower city. This is a really comprehensive guide. I've pinned it for future reference. Thanks!

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  2. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie
    June 6, 2017
    I loved San Gimignano when I visited with my husband years ago. The towers are so well-preserved for their age. The views from Torre Grossa are so pretty overlooking the countryside. It's a perfect village to sip Vernaccia and just enjoy the cobblestone, village life. Thanks so much for bringing back such great memories!

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  3. Jennifer
    May 19, 2017
    These buildings are so old and romantic! I love the narrow alleyways. It's great there's so much to see in this little town.

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  4. Ami
    April 30, 2017
    Wow....taller the tower, the mightier you are ....and that too, such lovely towers. Fantastic legend. Loved your pics and from all your description, I know I will love the place too. I do hope to re-visit Italy one of these days and I hope to add this then

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  5. Tae
    April 29, 2017
    Beautiful buildings - so unique to Italy! When I was here, I didn't pay attention to the incredible architecture to this much detail - but now I really wish I did!

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  6. Cai Dominguez
    April 28, 2017
    This is a very interesting story. Like building empires to show your power, instead, they build towers to compete with each other. That might sound silly but look at now this a really interesting place to visit. Would love to see this someday :) Cai Dominguez recently posted...To My 26-Year-Old Self, This Is How Travel Changed Your LifeMy Profile

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  7. Miriam Ernst
    April 27, 2017
    Oh, I love those little delicatessen shops with different kinds of sausages and cheeses, especially the Italian ones! The city sounds wonderful, would love to visit. Miriam Ernst recently posted...Outfit of the Week: Elegant at WorkMy Profile

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  8. Christopher James Mitchell
    April 27, 2017
    Wow! This is a seriously comprehensive post on this awesome town! Thanks a ton for putting this together. It preps me nicely for a return!

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  9. Stella the Travelerette
    April 27, 2017
    What a beautiful town! I think Tuscany is such a gorgeous region. And I love the story of how the towers got shortened. The one about the devil's tower is very interesting too. Stella the Travelerette recently posted...How to Have a Perfect Day in Madrid, SpainMy Profile

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  10. Siddharth and Shruti
    April 27, 2017
    Love the architecture and the back story as well. Competing for a taller tower. Interesting! The cooking class sounds like a fantastic idea. We love Italian food.

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  11. Suruchi
    April 27, 2017
    The San Gimignano looks so interesting with so much of history and so many towers. The Gold ones are really fascinating. I enjoyed reading the stories behind these towers. Your pictures are too amazing. Completely loved this post. Suruchi recently posted...Hotel Review: Country Inn MussoorieMy Profile

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  12. NowThatsAHoneymoon
    April 26, 2017
    What a beautiful place!!!!! This is certainly on our bucket list now, we are planning to do a road trip in Italy and I'm looking at which towns we can stop by. The place looks massive too, looking forward to visiting San Gimignano.

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  13. Tina Gleisner
    April 26, 2017
    Loved your story about the towers of San Gimignano. Guess things haven't changed that much with people building bigger & bigger houses, vs taller & taller towers. They passed laws limited the height of towers & people ignored them ... so they cut the towers down, oh my.

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  14. Monika
    April 25, 2017
    Very clear.and rich guide. I feel convinced and if i have a chance to go to italy i will surely go there, i love this pellaria palace and the tiny alleys. So cozy !

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  15. Haze Tolentino
    April 25, 2017
    I always get emotional looking at old beautiful architectural designs. They just tell a lot of stories. Thank you for this. I am going to pay a visit to this when I get to go to Italy.

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  16. E H
    April 25, 2017
    Love this town so much! I have never been to Italy, but would love to visit some day, precisely because of this enchanting beauty of the old architecture, and history that old European towns have. What an experience!

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  17. Karen Jolly
    April 25, 2017
    Italy's historical sights are truly remarkable! Being there is like you're going back to the old time.

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  18. Iza Abao
    April 25, 2017
    Fabio Apt Gimignano looks like it has the best location and accessible to a lot of tourist destinations. It would definitely save me time and money to explore San Gimignano Towers. I would like to taste gelato in Gelateria Dondoli. : ) Iza Abao recently posted...Where To Eat In Hobart Harbour & Salamanca PlaceMy Profile

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  19. Leigh Anne Borders
    April 25, 2017
    Italy is on my bucket list. I truly hope to be able to travel here one day and check out all the beautiful places.

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  20. eazynazy
    April 25, 2017
    WOW your pictures are amazingly beautiful. italy is definitely on my bucket list and this place looks beautiful

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  21. Rosey
    April 24, 2017
    How wonderful to spend some time living in Italy. There are so many places there I would love to see.

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  22. Arnav @ Eat, Travel, Live and REPEAT
    April 24, 2017
    Thanks for putting such an intriguing place on my radar. Love the history behind the towers at San Gimignano, and how the length of the tower was synonymous with amount of power you held at one point of time.Even though the length was curtailed, the towers still stand out in the beautiful pictures that you have shared. Arnav @ Eat, Travel, Live and REPEAT recently posted...Pudducherry - The Scuba Diving Paradise of IndiaMy Profile

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  23. Jen Joslin
    April 24, 2017
    There are so many places in Italy that I've never heard of, and San Gimignano towers is one. Thanks for creating such a detailed guide! It looks so beautiful there!

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  24. Rebecca
    April 24, 2017
    Wow this really does look like the most beautiful place! I still cannot believe I haven't visited this part of Italy! There is so much to see as well! I would especially like to explore the Piazza della Cisterna!

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  25. Carol Cassara
    April 24, 2017
    We are flying to Paris soon and this makes me want to visit Tuscany as well. I would love to walk around here and explore the different places! It's nice that they have the best gelato as well.

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  26. Elizabeth O.
    April 24, 2017
    It would be nice to visit this beautiful place! It's been a long time since I last went to Italy. I really appreciate this guide!

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  27. Trisha Lyn Fawver
    April 24, 2017
    What a charming town! I think a lot of people miss out on the smaller areas when traveling, so it's nice to see such a comprehensive guide to a lesser-known area. The architecture definitely looks like a great draw to visit and just wander.

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  28. Megan Jerrard
    April 23, 2017
    So incredible, thanks for putting together this guide! I thought I had travelled throughout a lot of Italy, but every day I swear I read of someplace new within it's borders, like the San Gimignano Towers, with so much incredible history and authenticity, these destinations deserve just as many travelers as the bigger spots like Florence and Rome!

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  29. Lara
    April 23, 2017
    Tuscany is my favorite part of Italy and Florence also being the favorite city! Great photos :)

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  30. Kerri
    April 23, 2017
    It's such a beautiful town and being so close to Florence, is it any wonder!! I love all the towers here, just makes this place really quite unique. I always think it's a tough call finding the "best" gelato in Italy. All of it is pretty special to me :)

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  31. wendy
    April 23, 2017
    I love all the different photos you have taken showing everything around! What an excellent place to take your family for vacation and the sites you have mentioned gives someone a little bit of an idea of where to stay and what to do! I would love to visit one day and have this page bookmarked to remember all the great advice!

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  32. Gokul Raj
    April 22, 2017
    That is a nice piece of history. The tower looks pretty weather-beaten. Standing the test of time. Gokul Raj recently posted...Say Goodbye to Street Food in Bangkok as the City bans Street VendorsMy Profile

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  33. Danik
    April 22, 2017
    Aggghhhh.... another place I need to chuck on my Italian bucket list! This place looks totally amazing and I so want to check it out. All those towers! #towerporn! Danik recently posted...30 Pictures That Will Inspire a Visit to KeralaMy Profile

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  34. Indrani
    April 22, 2017
    Wow! A good comprehensive post on Gimignano. I visited this UNESCO site some 7 years back and was totally awed by the old town feel. The terracotta souvenirs were so cute. I remember buying one, need to hunt it out now. Indrani recently posted...Faces of India – 313, from ChhattisgarhMy Profile

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  35. Rhonda Albom
    April 22, 2017
    What a fantastic town. I would love to see all those towers for real, although your photos are great, and really give a feel for what the town must be like. Rhonda Albom recently posted...Photo Tour: Plaza del Pilar in Saragossa SpainMy Profile

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